There are several wonderful opportunities for elementary students at Nashville Christian School. Whether your student is interested in reading, running, or learning a new skill, there is something for everyone!
Every Monday your child will explore a new book through an interactive read aloud. After the story, he or she will choose from different hands-on and leveled activities to improve on reading, writing, and comprehension strategies. When extra time allows, students may work on independent reading or homework.
Craft Club meets once a month and allows students to be creative with many mediums. Many times the projects are themed, while other times, the students create using materials provided for them. This is a small group atmosphere with a variety of elementary ages involved.
Creative Writing Club
Creative Writing Club provides weekly opportunities for students of all elementary grade levels and writing abilities to write, share ideas, and collaborate with other students. A positive, productive, and creative forum is established in which students feel comfortable taking risks, thus building confidence, as they experiment with writing.
Engineering for Kids
We put the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering age appropriate, inquiry based, hands-on-learning for children through fun activities from designing and constructing rockets, hot air balloons, and roller coasters to LEGO Robotics and video game designing.
Flight Club is an after school club that brings together 3rd through 5th grade students that achieve high scores on their standardized tests, and are “high flyers” in their classrooms. Flight Club students build, perform, and create, all while constantly thinking “outside the box!"
This club is offered every Tuesday and Thursday as a unique opportunity for your child to work with qualified teachers on homework and difficult classwork concepts. Homework Club is a wonderful choice for families with busy schedules and after-school activities!
The Force will be with you as you learn the way of the Padawan! Play Ultimate Star Wars games, build Star Wars vehicles, and go from Jedi Padawan to Knight in one session! You will play characters, learn to draw the Clone Wars cartoon characters, create your own Jedi uniform, and take home your very own Light Saber!
Kindergarten through 5th grade girls have the opportunity to learn cheers from the Varsity Cheerleaders and participate on the sidelines at a football game. The Jr. Cheerleaders practice once a week for 6 weeks to prepare the dance and cheers for an Elementary Pep Rally and Halftime show. This is a great opportunity to build community and develop school spirit. This enrichment is a fundraiser for the NCS Varsity Cheerleaders.
Running Club (Kids Rock Marathon)
In the spring, students in kindergarten through 7th grade can register for the Kid's Rock Marathon and run as part of a team from Nashville Christian School. The kids run 25 miles in March and April during PE and at the Running Club after school. On the day of the marathon, the kids run their last mile and receive a medal as they cross the finish line. The Running Club for students participating in the Kids Rock Marathon meets once/week in March and April.
Sewing Club meets weekly after school for an entire semester. Students learn hand stitching techniques through a variety of sewing projects. Four different stitches are taught as well as many sewing techniques and the use of sewing tools.
S.T.E.A.M. (Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, with the integration of Mathematical elements)
Students learn to organize with math while they research as scientists and historians by using technology. S-T-E-M with the A includes • Sharing knowledge with communication and language arts, “voice” – impact, power, legacy • A working knowledge of manual and physical arts, including how-to and fitness • Better understanding of past and present cultures and aesthetics through the fine arts • Rhythmic and emotional use of math, physics, physiology, and often language, with the musical arts.
In teh Taekwondo Club, students will learn respect, self-control, self-confidence, safety awareness, the importance of honesty, and physical self-defense techniques. Students will receive instructions on how to earn their White Belt on the first day of class!